To close out the work week, here is a story from the Mercury News about the late Steve Jobs’s iPad and how it landed in the hands of a middle-aged performer known as Kenny the Clown.
As the story goes, professional clown Kenneth Khan was given an iPad by his friend Kariem McFarlin. He thought McFarlin had bought a new iPad and was giving him an older device. Like any good clown, Khan loaded the iPad with some music and used it in his Bay area performances. “I didn’t notice anything special or anything like that,” said Khan to the Mercury News.
It was only a few days later that McFarlin was arrested for burglarizing Steve Jobs’s vacant house. As soon as McFarlin was in custody, police came knocking on Khan’s door to retrieve the stolen iPad and return it to Jobs’s family. Khan had no idea that the device he was holding once belonged to the Apple co-founder.
“It would be like getting a football from Joe Montana that was stolen out of his house,” Khan told the Mercury News, “It’s bizarre; it’s really bizarre.” We would have to agree.
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